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BOOK REVIEW: 'I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, The Staple Singers, and the March Up Freedom's Highway' by Greg Kot

In the new book "I'll Take You There" by Greg Kot, you'll see how one father's push left a mark on his family and on music.

Recommended Reading about African-American Architecture

Selden Richmond's vast and varied collection of architecture provides an archive of African-American history.

BOOK REVIEW: 'True Story' by Ni-Ni Simone

Sometimes the hardest choice can backfire the worst.

BOOK REVIEW: 'A Reader's Book of Days' by Tom Nissley

Did you ever wonder how your favorite author filled his or her time? Did you ever imagine what life-changing events made someone’s story unfold? Browse through "A Reader's Book of Days" by Tom Nissley, and you'll peek at literary lives.

BOOK REVIEW: 'American Adventures: Westward Journeys' by Judy Young and Devin Scillian

Sometimes, it's fun to imagine what life might've been like as a pioneer. "American Adventures: Westward Journeys" helps your child understand the hardships and joys of that time more than a century ago.

Books by Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his ...

Recommended Books on Adolescent Health and Wellness

There's a big difference between an adult's body and your body, between adults' health mysteries and your health mysteries, between their questions and your questions. So, teens, this book is for YOU.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Band-Aid for a Broken Leg' by Damien Brown

In the book "Band-Aid for a Broken Leg" by Damien Brown, you'll read about one doctor's experiences, literally in the field.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Bargain Fever: How to Shop in a Discounted World' by Mark Ellwood

With the gossipy tone of a sure insider and the info to match, author Mark Ellwood pokes around retail shelves and e-stores to teach us why we shop, how we buy, and why the rules are constantly changing for both ...

Book Honors Former Teachers' Union Chief William Simons

A new biography about William H. Simons focuses on a legacy that has impacted scores of educators, students and parents.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Letters to an Incarcerated Brother' by Hill Harper

You’re in prison and it's a whole new world in there, one you're not sure you can survive. But when you read "Letters to an Incarcerated Brother” by Hill Harper, you'll see that you have choices.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Looking for Trouble' by Trice Hickman

Author Trice Hickman sweeps through several decades in this romantic tale of a family united by a "gift" that is only granted to certain female members, and that is only partially understood.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him' by David Henry and Joe Henry

"Furious Cool" is a wonderful, wonderful book. But I was wrung out when I finished it, as if I had watched a car accident in excruciatingly slow motion. That's a testament to authors David Henry and Joe Henry, both of ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'His Third Wife' by Grace Octavia

There are times when even the unstoppable is halted in its tracks. And in the new book "His Third Wife" by Grace Octavia, the octagonal red sign is up ahead.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Losing to Win' by Michele Grant

In the new novel "Losing to Win" by Michele Grant, a loss might result in a bigger gain.